The maturity of society and disaster preparedness/prevention

  • Muneo Ohta


Society at any scale, from the basic unit of a family to the maximum, unit of nation, is evaluated by its level of maturity. The very existence of a society is also recognized by the level of maturity and its actual performance of this. Accordingly, any human group must act, and follow its own way in its aim to grow as a society. However, we can at present identify no fully matured society. The maturity of a society is usually evaluated synthetically; some are considered to be matured on their expected merit. However, we should understand these as exceptions which do not represent the general rule.


Disaster Preparedness Osaka Prefectural Medical Care System Disaster Planning Fire Disaster 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Muneo Ohta
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  1. 1.Osaka Prefectural Senri Critical Care Medical CenterSuita CityJapan

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